by Anna (Nuhn) Ritter (1865 - 1921)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Da er mich ansah mit dem off'nen Blick
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Da er mich ansah mit dem off'nen Blick,
Da wußt' ich gleich, mein kaum erblühtes Leben
Sei sehnend, liebend ihm dahin gegeben,
In seinen Händen ruhe mein Geschick.
Und leuchtend zog der Glaube in mich ein:
An seiner Brust wird deine Heimath sein!

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Quand il me regarda de ses grands yeux", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Quand il me regarda de ses grands yeux
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quand il me regarda de ses grands yeux
Je sus aussitôt que ma vie à peine éclose,
Désirante, aimante lui serait consacrée,
Que mon destin reposait entre ses mains
Et une lumineuse certitude me pénétra :
Contre sa poitrine sera ton royaume !


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 43